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  1. #1
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    Girl names from classic books

    My two biggest passions are names and reading. I especially enjoy classic book and besides wonderful telling, they got some pretty names. I collected my favorite literature names for both genders and ask you to post yours here - let's exchange ideas! I will post only the author if the names are from writer's different works and both author and title if name/s are from one book.
    Baby girl names from books:
    Sybilla (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
    Dora and Estelle (Charles Dickens)
    Polly and Emmeline(Mark Twen, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn")
    Charmian, Bianca, Hermione, Miranda and Cordelia(William Shakespeare; Charmian even has double connection - it's also the name of Jack London's wife)
    Winifred (Natalie Babbet, "Tuck Everlasting")
    Daisy, Myrtle, Sigourney, Vienna, Birdie, Ermine and Hildegarde (Francis Scott Fitzgerald)
    Alice (Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland")
    Larisa/Lara, Antonina, Marfa (Boris Pasternak, "Doctor Zhivago")
    Amy, Beth (Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women")
    Scarlett, Melanie, India and Maybelle (Margaret Mitchell, "Gone With The Wind")

    Feel free to add your favorite literature names, too. Obviously, this is not a full list
    Last edited by handsallover; June 21st, 2013 at 04:08 PM.
    Olympia
    Russian Lit student, bookworm, and arts geek.

    Serena Elowen LivEmmeline Twila AliceSibyl Jemima IrisEsme Helena Mazarine
    Nathaniel Silvius Wilde Grover Elijah St JohnOscar Ignatius Cosmo Robin Hector Barnaby

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    I'm the exact same way! Reading & names are my two favorite things.
    I can't think of any specific girls' names I like right now...I do like Darcy for a boy, but it's predominantly a girls' name where I live. Poo!
    ♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
    ♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀

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    Marjorie (Robert Hugh Benson - Come Rack! Come Rope!)
    Audrey

    Marguerite (Emuska Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel)

    I suppose Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) doesn't quite count, but here are a few:

    Anne (of course)
    Cordelia/Cornelia
    Leslie
    Diana
    Esme
    Theodora
    Charlotta
    Leonora
    Dora
    Minerva
    Rachel
    Sara
    Phillipa
    Last edited by chrisco; June 22nd, 2013 at 01:05 AM.
    Raphael Benedict-Peter Lazarus-Jude Sebastian-Eli Balthasar-Samuel Crispin

    Lucia Marguerite-Genevieve Ophelia-Charlotte Valentine

    Scarlett-Astrid-Larkspur-Afton-Haidée-Becket-Eamon-Percy-Arthur-Scully

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    LOVE this thread!

    Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings) *my favorite female name from my favorite book, but alas, I will never be brave enough to use it*
    Pearl (the Scarlet Letter)
    Jean Louise "Scout" (To Kill a Mockingbird)
    Fern (Charlotte's Web) a children's book, but I love the name, and Charlotte as well, actually
    Penelope (the Odyssey)
    Josephine "Jo" (Little Women)
    Eilonwy (Chronicles of Prydain) another fav I'll never use...*sigh*
    Jane (Jane Eyre)
    Eppie (Silas Marner)
    Rosalind (Shakespeare-As You Like It)
    Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
    Anne (Anne of Green Gables) with an "e" please!
    Elaine (The Once and Future King)
    Guenever (The Once and Future King)
    Ladies:
    Catherine Lark ~ Elizabeth Gloria ~ Rosemary Elanor
    Lucy Magdalene ~ Sylvia Therese ~ Margaret Jane

    Gentlemen:
    Timothy Lewis ~ William Augustine ~ Owen Benedict
    Harrison Peter ~ Calvin Anthony


    Guilty Pleasures:
    Anthea Lark ~ Felix Bard ~ Primrose Lucy ~ Atticus John ~ Elanor Valentine
    Josie, Finn, & Pippa

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    Agnes from David Copperfield
    Gloria from This Side of Paradise

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